Back then, I was not really into pop/contemporary music. I was more into alternative rock and the rebel/punk genre. My parents were not amused of course. They were sort of disoriented since before that, I was more into the classics (Hello 60’s, hello the Beatles, hello Beegees). Below’s the timeline if you got confused too.
The Oldie Goldies Alt Rock/Punk Pop/Good Vibes
Well, you get the idea.
Anyway, they thought I was depressed since all I play are the sad, loud songs ‘only the junkies’ listen to. But that wasn’t the case. I just thought I connected well with their lyrics, so I got kind of into it without realizing.
So my habit back then was to compile all the .mp3s in a USB, plug it in our Home Theater, and turn the volume up to max. Of course I got my sister’s approval, since she was into it back then too but unfortunately, my parents weren’t amused. They weren’t OK with it since they thought the neighbors would think there’s some depressed psycho living in our house or worse, a dreaded junkie. So they confronted me one time and said, “Those are some sad tunes.” (Translated)
Lol I won’t admit it to their faces but they kind of are. I mean, MCR? Linkin Park? Red Hot Chilli Peppers? Yea, they kind of make me sad. They make me remember some nasty things I don’t really want to think about.
So after a while, my sunshine-y roomie, (She’s a career woman now) kept on playing Jess Glyne’s Hold My Hand. It sounded so cheery, and at first it made me sick but I can’t really tell her upfront her music choices suck.
So I bore with it.
Well it kind of got into me at some point. The thing is, the tune sounds so cheery but the lyrics is telling a different story. There’s just some sort of disconnect. Here:
Darling, hold my hand
Oh, won’t you hold my hand?
‘Cause I don’t wanna walk on my own anymore
Won’t you understand? ‘Cause I don’t wanna walk alone
I’m ready for this, there’s no denying
I’m ready for this, you stop me falling
I’m ready for this, I need you all in
I’m ready for this, so darling, hold my hand
Doesn’t this sound like something Adele would sing? LOL or maybe it’s just me. 😛
However this doesn’t change the fact that it still brings a whole lot of good vibes. I feel refreshed whenever I hear it, and I love the feel of my heart thumping faster than normal. Plus, I’ll give it some credit for pulling me towards the Pop genre. I feel better now, a little less sad than when I used to listen to some testosterone-filled MCR pieces.